Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan - Evil Twin Brewing
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District of Columbia
4.59/5 rDev +18%
Purchased in January 2013 for $11.99. Bottled had a best before 2014 date. Poured into a large wine glass. Bottle had been stored on side.
A - Huge white 3-finger head, rocky, fluffy. Almost champange carbonation. Honey colored, slightly cloudy. Head lasted throughout glass. Some nice lacing.
A - Definitely some barnyard funk.
T - Clean and bright, dry and yeasty, some bitter hops at the end.
MF - Fizzy, almost a champagne like feel
O - One of the more quaffalbe saisons. Would have rated higher if not for the excessive head.
02-21-2013 04:51:29 | More by Sludgeman
4.53/5 rDev +16.5%
Draft at The Farmers' Cabinet in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a very hazy, light golden orange color with golden yellow edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind.
Slightly funky, earthy aroma with subtle acetic vinegar undertones along with funky barnyard yeast notes. Musty and sweaty with a strong citrusy wheat presence. Hints of lemon, musty funk, earthy wood and peppery spice.
Full bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel that compliments the tart barnyard funkiness really well. Slightly vinegary but not acetic or solvent-like. Earthy, funky yeast with some brett and a subtle lactic presence along with zesty, peppery spice and sweet citrus. Really well balanced and very quaffable considering the complexity. I enjoyed this beer immensely.
07-31-2012 01:18:44 | More by corby112
4.45/5 rDev +14.4%
Had two bottles on back to back days.
Both poured golden with red highlights under relatively thick heads that left solid lacing.
The first bottle threw citrus, pear, astringent herbs, flowers, and some slate-dominant minerality. Slightly sweet from the honey but much of the honey in this bottle had fermented very dry. Taste echoed smell.
The second bottle lacked the floral minerality but brought out focused tropical citrus (mango and tangerine) while maintaining herbal notes. The second bottle was a bit sweeter.
Brett funk in both bottles. Pleasant sour notes.
Solid carbonation in both and both were a little thick and heavy for the style.
This beers lack of consistency is a little odd. I bought the second after drinking the first for a particular dinner menu and was a little disappointed.
But both bottles were revelatory and unique examples of saison, while staying true to the style.
05-28-2012 03:30:54 | More by Mcculler
4.43/5 rDev +13.9%
A - Cloudy golden-orange, finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Pilsner and grainy malts, Brett, funk, Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, grapefruit, citrus, pine and floral hops.
T - Sweet pilsner and grainy malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, Brett, some funk, grapefruit, citrus, pine, floral hops, some mild bitterness, some tartness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, funky, and lightly sour finish.
D - Nicely balanced. The brett adds some great complexity to the base beer.
12-23-2012 07:28:56 | More by ngeunit1
4.4/5 rDev +13.1%
Poured into a Stone IRS glass. Hazy, straw color with foamy white head that lasts a bit then quickly disappears, leaving a very thin layer behind. Brewed with one of my personal favorites, Brettanomyces. Nose is lemon, straw, slightly sweaty/funky, some apples and some bready yeast notes. The taste is very lemony up front. Almost more lemony than lemons. That quickly gives way to a funky barnyard taste with tropical fruits like mango. There's some bready, malty tastes in the back and a strong yeasty taste more in the foreground. Some flavors of tart green apples and even a little bit of cherry in there. Delicious. It is very carbonated but not in an overwhelming way. Its very drinkable for something so funky. I am not usually a fan of saisons but a lot of new ones seem to be growing on me. If I get the opportunity to pick up another of these I will and I'll sit on it for a bit to see where the Brett goes. It tastes like its still alive and kicking and it has a long journey ahead of it.
09-14-2012 04:24:40 | More by DonDirkA
4.3/5 rDev +10.5%
Poured into a Three Floyds tapered glass. Label says Best Before 2015.
A- Pours a hazy light golden color with a towering three finger cream-colored head that retains a good while before plateauing down to a 1/4 inch head. Fluffy, sudsy lacing that's non-resilient. When the bottle is emptied, white murky sediment is seen floating to the bottom of the glass.
S- Crisp barnyard aroma with noticeable Brett. Equal parts musty and citrusy with notes of lemongrass, pineapple and peach. Slightly effervescent.
T- Nice Bretty flavor with a bit of tartness and funk. Tangy and somewhat bitter. Refreshing and citrusy. Alcohol is pretty well masked. Mild spice notes.
M- Medium-high carbonation suits the wild characteristics of the flavor. Tight and snappy with a light body.
O- Though it doesn't necessarily excel, this is a classic example of a funky saison.
04-18-2013 02:45:54 | More by Immortale25
4.29/5 rDev +10.3%
22 ounce bomber poured into a Gouden Carolus chalice. Fluffy, white head, high retention on a clear golden body. Soapy, suddsy lacing. Aroma includes tart green apples, slight malt sweetness, some banana and some beautiful Belgian yeast. Taste follow suit with some peppery spice on the back of the tongue and a bit of earthy funk. Overall, highly drinkable and quite tasty.
02-07-2013 07:21:36 | More by KickbacksSteve
4.26/5 rDev +9.5%
Straight pour from a 22oz bottle to an oversized wineglass (HF stemware); no dating or freshness from what I could see, but this was purchased a bit over a month ago and from what I gather this beer is likely 6-9 months old, give or take. Maybe? Maybe. Not worried.
Appearance (4.5): Gushes like a motherfucker. Crazy eggshell foam fills the glass, showing amazing retention (it just will not die down, for crying out loud), covering a tangerine-orange body that is PERFECTLY hazy. As the head FINALLY recedes, it leaves wide, lazy splotches of lace all over the place. Crazy-ass head.
Smell (4.5): Juices like a motherfucker. Crazy pineapple sherbet and peppery funk, showing some moist earth and hay tones mixed in with everything for that rich, sweet earthiness and odd funk that people call “the barnyard.” Fresh basil, papaya, and candied oranges flesh out the sweet, fruity dimension: straight-up tropical-ass brett. Damn.
Taste (4.25): Funks like a motherfucker. Peppery funk with some medicinal phenols. Lemon flesh and rind show their faces, along with some old pineapple upside-down cake—you know when the fruit gets overripe and the cake is a little questionable, but you eat it anyway? Like that. There’s a good, peppery, funky twang on the finish . . . moderately bready: wheat bread toast attempts to fill out some of the body amidst all that funk.
Mouthfeel (3.75): An easy, dry feel, and almost tannic, with a drying funk. Modest carbonation characterizes the feel (guess there isn’t much left after all that gushing), with a lush foaming action and a modest tingle—pretty nice. It’s got a very good feel, but somewhat off-style.
Overall (4.25): A saison? Maybe. A brett beer? Most definitely. So, so bretty, and done ridiculously well: the aroma is FANTASTIC. I would definitely purchase this again—for the $10 pricetag, you’d be hard-pressed to find such a bretty beer done so tastefully. Overall, it’s relatively light on the saison characteristics (spice? hay? hops? just brett, huh? it’s entirely possible that they just got bulldozed by the tropical funk)—but as a brett story, this is great.
07-03-2013 01:23:00 | More by fmccormi
Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan from Evil Twin Brewing
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